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  1. grantmc
    Hi Thinwater,

    re your post Anyone got any recent studies?

    I respectfully disagree in respect to removing 2 stroke motors from comparisons.
    1. I can pop down to any marine shop this morning and buy NEW motors from a wide range of 2 stroke outboards right up to 300hp; no they're not illegal in many many countries. Alternatively I can buy/import them legitimately on Alibaba, and yes even US based EBay or Amazon.

    2. CruiserForum is an international forum not a US forum.

    This isn't to suggest that these little motors aren't contributing very negatively to the environment.

    Also I do appreciate your posts and you make some great points about all manner of issues.

    Best regards,
  2. nfbr
    I wanted to bounce a bridle question off of you and Panope pls. re. Stretch / Length / Damping.
    I cannot readily do the "full boat length" solution. I saw one guy suggesting large bore dyneema (yeah, I know) with speargun rubber inside.
    I know another splicing rubber into his 3 strand.
    Both solutions to give more "stretch" in the same bridle.
    Has anyone played / tested this that you know of?
    Have you seen any comments on Stretch vs Damping?

  3. Mike OReilly
    Thanks. Sadly, it's inevitable here on CF. I just try and ignore them ... not always successfully, but I try.
  4. disputin
    I saw the picture of your solar panel in the latest thread on flexible solar panels and it looks exactly like the one that came with my Hunter260. Can I ask how many watts (or what your maximum wattage) that you see on the panel when charging?

    I'm up in Puget Sound and I think the most I've seen on my Victron charge controller is 20W.
  5. davidjade
    I saw your recent msgs on riding sails and testing and I saw you mention using a load cell to measure. Would you mind sharing what load cell you used? I've often though about using one as our boat yaws considerably at anchor and I've often wondered just what sort of forces are involved. I've also been curious on just how much force we are able to exert when backing down to set, etc... I haven't find much that looked like it would work so I am curious what you found to use. Thanks.
  6. Mike OReilly

    I don’t know how they can treat two Type III heads in different ways. Surely won’t survive a court challenge if anyone bothers. They could just as easily have compost head users “pump out” every two weeks as well.

    Must be a lot of compost head users to produce this kind of reaction. Surprising…

    When I dump in a dumpster, which doesn’t happen very often for me, I do double-bag. I’m not sure how gross it would be if was in a small can — the end product looks, smells and feels like soil. But I think it could fill a small can pretty quickly. And it’s kinda heavy.

    I have never heard of any other jurisdiction that has this kind of targeted restriction against CHs.
  7. SanSimeon
    You are reported to be the area expert for the cape may to Virginia Beach stretch. Are Ocean City and Chincoteague accessible to a 32 Bristol 4.6 draft? Any insight you can provide is greatly appreciated! Dk
  8. mauser
    Dear sir!
    Please advise on proper tether to be used on Tartan 33 - main question how to connect to harness/user side? Shackle, double action witchard type hook or Black diamond locking carabiner? Thanks a gazillion. mauser
  9. ti325v
    Hello Thin water: Regarding using waste oil.
    You are in the industry, wonderful.
    I have made a proposal to the national park and the government here. In general it has been well received. I may be getting back to you as there is no existing system in place. Pretty sad to see all of the waste oil just dumped into the street. Do you have any simple literature I can use to back up what I am proposing ? Case studies or any simple to comprehend literature that I can use to present to the government ?
    I am sure I can find it, but we simply need to collect all of the waste oil, clean it and burn it in the island generators, too much info will melt their minds. Any similar projects in remote areas that have been proven to work ? I do not need exhaustive studies.
  10. virginia boy
    I'm sorry, I went back to the blog and found the link where I can purchase the book.
    (quietly closes door on way out)

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    PDQ Altair, 32/34
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    Deale, MD
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